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Parallelism

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on 15 November 2013

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Transcript of Parallelism

Parallelism
Examples
W/O Parallelism:
Mia likes running, playing, and to read.

W/Parallelism:
Mia likes running, playing, and reading.

Mia likes to run, play, and read.
Examples (Cont.)
He likes to study history, philosophy, and practice coding.
Used in Rhetoric
"We have petitioned and our petitions have been scorned. We have entreated and our entreaties have been disregarded. We have begged and they have mocked when our calamity came. We beg no longer. We entreat no longer. We petition no longer. We defy them."-
William Jenings Bryan
Question
For those without the time or
who don't feel inclined
to bake cookies, stores carry a large variety of ready-made cookies.
What is Parallelism?
It is a balance within one or more sentences of similar phrases or clauses that have the same gramatical structure.
By: Aaron Rhaney and Michael Robinson
The application of Parallelism improves writing style and readability, and is thought to make sentences easier to process.
It is also used as a rhetorical device.
He likes to study history, philosophy, and coding.
A. the inclination
B. without feeling that they want
C. without wanting
Answer
A. the inclination
In Rhetoric
In rhetoric, parallelism means giving two or more parts of the sentences a similar form so as to give the whole a definite pattern.
Veni, vidi, vici (I came, I saw, I conquered).-
Julius Ceaser
A little extra
Parallelisms of various sorts are the cheif rhetorical device of Biblical poetry and in the poetry of many cultures around the world.
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